Fusion drive + VM w/ Linux

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by e4xit, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. e4xit macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    Hey, I did try searching for this answer but couldn't find anything...

    I have ordered 21.5" iMac (late 2012) with the fusion drive (1GB) option...

    What I am wondering is, if I run some Linux distro as a VM, will it be able to access the OSX files off the fusion drive (as the fusion is handled by OSX).

    For example, I need to copy a file from my mac, onto an external drive formatted in NTFS (I know there are write drivers available), I can switch to Linux and use it to read from fusion drive (HFS+) and write to NTFS...? Right?

    Any help/advice appreciated.

  2. Kasalic macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    I have not tried this, as I do not have access to a Fusion drive, however I would imagine that to Mac OS the drive is presented as a standard partition, and as such I would expect your VM to work the same on a Fusion drive as a non-Fusion drive.

    I think you are confusing drives/partitions with file systems?

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